Interview: Keepsake the Label's Carmen Dugan
Keepsake the Label Head Designer Carmen Dugan lets BNKR in on her daily rituals, favourite haunts and the inspiration behind their June collection Immerse. BNKR: The first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Carmen: I try to make it to early morning kickboxing classes. It gives me the energy I need to make it through the rest of my busy day.
What’s a normal day at work for you? Every day is different! I could be doing anything from fabrication to fittings, to sitting in on meetings. The only consistent thing in my day is coffee - very necessary.
Tell us about Immerse… Immerse is seriously feminine. Featuring delicate lace styles and a bright watercolour floral; strength is maintained through the use of more structured styles, twist detail and neutral prints.
What are your top three picks from the range? I love the Adorn Dress, tie-waist High Tide Dress and All You Need Skirt in painted stripe.
Go-to soundtrack for photoshoot day? My best shared secret is the Pandora Radio Station: ‘Dilemma’ - Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland. It’s actually the best.
Time to unwind after a long week at work. Where do you head for a cheeky knock off? Lately I’ve been heading to Maybe Mae on Peel Street. It’s got a really cool, cosy vibe and is perfect walking distance from work.
Where could you be found lazing about on a Sunday afternoon? Probably at Bar 9 - my local coffee place or if it’s a summer’s day then I’ll be at the beach!